Personal and Public Interests: Frieda B. Hennock and the Federal Communications Commission (Hardback)
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Personal and Public Interests: Frieda B. Hennock and the Federal Communications Commission (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 30/10/2001
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Unlike many of her female contemporaries during the thirties and forties, whose political activities furthered the agendas of male politicians, Frieda B. Hennock pursued her own political goals. Guided by intense personal and public interests, she became the first woman appointed to serve on the Federal Communications Commission, and her tenure there coincided with a period of unprecedented regulatory activity, during which the FCC made several significant decisions regarding the development of television. Simultaneously challenging the FCC's status quo and making a political name for herself with her tireless efforts to develop educational television, Hennock became one of the most significant female political figures of this century. Utilizing both critical and historical research methodologies, Brinson highlights key events in Hennock's career, including her dissenting position in the color TV hearings and her blindness to the deficiencies of the UHF system. Personal and Public Interests serves as a much-needed corrective to the scholarly oversight of Hennock's life and work, which represent the intersection of the histories of both broadcasting and women in the United States. More than mere biography, this insightful work examines the union of history, technology, and personality, creating a vivid portrait of both a woman and her era.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275973223
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 230 x 164 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Personal and Public Interests serves as a much-needed corrective to the scholarly oversight of Hennock's life and work, which represent the intersection of the both broadcasting and women in the United States."-New Books in the Communication Library
"The book is a useful resource on television regulation, particularly during the industry's early years. . . . Upper-division undergraduate and up."-Choice
"This is a readable and important study- and will hopefully spark further work on some other important commissioners in the FCC's nearly 70-year history."-Communication Booknotes Quarterly
?The book is a useful resource on television regulation, particularly during the industry's early years. . . . Upper-division undergraduate and up.?-Choice
?This is a readable and important study- and will hopefully spark further work on some other important commissioners in the FCC's nearly 70-year history.?-Communication Booknotes Quarterly
?Personal and Public Interests serves as a much-needed corrective to the scholarly oversight of Hennock's life and work, which represent the intersection of the both broadcasting and women in the United States.?-New Books in the Communication Library

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